A Canadian in Guatemala

One way to cut the cost of international travel is to nix the return flight. David McCormick, a 27-year-old Canadian, went to Guatemala on a mission trip and never came home. Instead he found a new life with Cross International partner Casa Bernabe, which provides shelter for orphaned, abandoned and abused children. David serves as ...

Play Time!

Fun times at Camp Hope in Ecuador! Many of the children living at Camp Hope would be suffering in isolation – hidden away in their homes by ashamed parents who can’t afford the demands of their care, or simply abandoned to the streets – if not for this Christian shelter for physically and mentally handicapped ...

A New Legacy of Hope

18. June 2013 children 0
Dayana Louis Juste is 8 years old and in second grade at a Cross International-supported Divine Shelter School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Described by her teacher as sweet and smart, she is also a committed student, and is satisfied with nothing less than an “A” grade. Though equally hardworking, without an education Dayana’s mother struggles to ...

A Heart Full of Hope

13. June 2013 orphans 0
Abandoned, neglected, malnourished, paralyzed from cerebral palsy and mentally disabled, Susi Palacios had no hope for the future. Her mother passed away and her father began to sell drugs on the streets of Quito, Ecuador. Eventually, he was put into prison. Since there was no other family member or relative who could take care of ...

To Know the Father’s Love

04. June 2013 Latin America 0
I just received this letter from Gerardo Arteaga, the Public Health Coordinator for Rainbow Network, a holistic, community outreach throughout Nicaragua. Cross International helps Rainbow Network build homes for the poor and provide nutritious meals to more than 1,200 children, as well as pregnant women and at-risk elderly, five or six days a week. I ...

The greatest story ever told

Improvising with the few stage props available to them (from a cardboard manger scene to a bicycle donkey), the kids at Elohim Evangelical School in Arequipa, Peru, reenacted the life of Jesus. Many of the children come from very rough backgrounds of poverty, abuse and neglect. But for a little while they got to be ...

Walking in the way of love

If you ever wondered what Ephesians 5:2 looks like in Creole, here it is: Se pou nou viv ak renmen nan kè nou, menm jan Kris la te fè l’ la, li menm ki te renmen nou, ki te bay lavi l’ pou nou tankou yon ti mouton yo ofri pou touye pou Bondye, ofrann ...

Clean Water, New Life

For 53-year-old Ana Curazo and her 8 children in Rancho Pando, Nicaragua, contaminated water is now a thing of the past! “We have suffered a lot because of the lack of water,” Ana said. “Now, that is just part of our history.”  Thanks to the Amigos for Christ water and sanitation project funded by Cross ...

Lives Changed in Mozambique!

We recently received an encouraging report from our ministry partner Reencontro in Mozambique! Reencontro shares God’s love with orphans and vulnerable children through housing, education, food and health care. The six children in the Congolo family, Alberto, Jamie, Amelia, Ana, Daniel and Alexandre, live with their AIDS -infected parents, who are also stricken with tuberculosis. ...